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Rationarum Evangelistarum, Petrus von Rosenheim; 1502This cryptic image may appear bizarre, but it was an effective mnemonic, or memory, device. Intended to help one remember the Gospel of Luke, his symbol, the ox, presents imagery representing key moments in each chapter. This complex image can be decoded using the facing text, for each number has a textual counterpart that provides clues. For instance, the “11” in the image labels a devil, meant to help the reader remember Christ casting out devils in that chapter.